FORT MILL -- Mr. James William Beard, 84, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, at his home.
A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at Forest Hills Cemetery, with Minister Jeff Trotter officiating and a memorial service at 2 p.m. at Church of Christ Gold Hill in Fort Mill.
A native of W. Frankfort, Ill., Mr. Beard was a son of the late Monroe Mite Beard and the late Ruby Ann Goode Beard. He was a member of Church of Christ at Gold Hill and a former elder at Clemson Church of Christ. He was a U.S. Army Aircorp veteran of WWII and retired from Union-Carbide Corporation in Charleston, W.V., with 34 years of service. Mr. Beard was preceded in death by his brother, Glen Beard; and his sisters, Quida Byasee and Margie Lineberger.
Mr. Beard is survived by his wife, Ida Lucille Harper Beard; his daughters, Gloria Jean Howard of Boone, N.C., and Ginger Faye Thomason of Fort Mill; three grandchildren, Tracey Beaty, James Bryan Howard and Kristy Razzaghi; and two great-grandchildren, Mason and Bryanne Howard.
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Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Carolina, 1236 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.
Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel is serving the Beard family.